Morning Heel: UNC Tar Heels Daily News Links


Welcome to another edition of the Morning Heel, a daily feature here at Keeping It Heel.  Along with The Hub we want to bring you not only our original content but a collection of all the best UNC news

William Friday’s life, legacy remembered in service
State leaders and University of North Carolina officials gathered Wednesday to honor the life and legacy of longtime UNC President William C. “Bill” Friday, who died last week. Friday headed the UNC system from 1956 to 1986, shepherding it through a tumultuous era of civil rights, assimilation of more than a dozen campuses and rapid growth. WRAL

UNC, Duke women’s soccer players friends and foes
What’s the key to melting the Duke-North Carolina women’s soccer rivalry? Germans. En route to leading the United States to the 2012 U-20 Women’s World Cup title in soccer, Mollie Pathman and Kelly Cobb of Duke and UNC’s Crystal Dunn, Kealia Ohai and Bryane Heaberlin worked together to defeat squads from 15 countries spanning five continents. Raleigh News

Even with losses North Carolina still formidable, players say
North Carolina will enter the season with an overwhelming amount of questions: How will UNC recover from the loss of four players who were selected among the top 17 picks in the NBA draft? Is freshman point guard Marcus Paige ready to start from day one, as Williams hopes? Who will emerge as the Tar Heels’ most reliable, go-to players? Raleigh News

Roy Williams’ perceived loyalty to Dexter Strickland
One of my favorite past times is talking North Carolina basketball with Tar Heel fans on Twitter, Facebook and in forums. Something I’ve heard a lot about when talking about the uncertainty of this season, specifically the lineup that head coach Roy Williams will employ is his loyalty to Dexter Strickland. KIH

Operation Basketball: Tar Heels like their chances
After losing four first-round draft picks, North Carolina didn’t receive a single first-place vote in the ACC’s preseason media poll Wednesday. Instead of welcoming the lower expectations, UNC junior Reggie Bullock thought the Tar Heels still are the favorite. “I’m not accepting the underdog role because I know I’m a great player and I’m on a great team,” said Bullock, the team’s only returning starter. Durham Herald

Canes going fast; UNC still UNC
North Carolina was picked to finish third Wednesday at ACC media day behind rivals N.C. State and Duke. UNC didn’t even get a first-place vote for the first time in eons. But if you ask around the Tar Heels still wear the largest bull’s eye in the conference. “North Carolina,” Miami senior Reggie Johnson said when asked who the Canes need to knock off in order to scale the ACC wall Fox Sports

UNC Football: Which Duke Team Will Show Up On Saturday?
So kickoff for the annual Duke and North Carolina football game is in two days and the buzz has already started to build. This gridiron clash should feature two high potent offenses with veteran quarterbacks under center and dynamic playmakers around them that bust long touchdowns out at any moment. KIH

UNC Football: Keys for Tar Heels to Upend Duke on the Road This Weekend
If Duke vs. North Carolina has been the most unpredictable college hoops rivalry over the last eight years, the rivalry between the two schools on the gridiron over that time has been the most one-sided in college football. Bleacher Report

UNC Basketball: 4 Reasons James Michael McAdoo Will Not Live Up to Expectations
If you listened to ESPN’s Doris Burke during “Late Night with Roy,” you would assume that James Michael McAdoo dominated the scrimmage and would be the uncontested “go-to” guy for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
That was simply not the case. Bleacher Report